Association between obesity and depression in middle-aged women.

  title={Association between obesity and depression in middle-aged women.},
  author={Gregory E Simon and Evette Ludman and J. A. N. van der Linde and Belinda H Operskalski and Laura E Ichikawa and Paul Rohde and Emily A. Finch and Robert W. Jeffery},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  volume={30 1},
OBJECTIVE Evaluate the association between obesity and depression among middle-aged women. METHODS A total of 4641 female health plan enrollees aged 40-65 years completed a structured telephone interview including self-reported height and weight, the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) assessment of depression; a brief measure of rate was 62%. RESULTS Prevalence of moderate or severe depression increased from 6.5% among those with body mass index (BMI) under 25 to 25.9% among those with BMI… CONTINUE READING


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